Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is credited with writing the following, “… the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
Once again, a well-heeled establishment seeks victory by sowing seeds of chaos, commotion, and confusion. Hollow promises and retreat from legitimate challenges insult us all.
It is NOT an accident one mayoral candidate has already outspent another $114,000 to $38,000 (3 to 1), mostly spent on mischaracterizing ads.
Conversely, Salem City Councilors Chris Hoy and Micki Varney seek meaningful, sustainable alignment of necessary services because they each have a good head on their shoulders, a good heart, and experience to do the job.
We need leaders who demonstrate dedication, not divisiveness.
Salem needs leaders with a good head on their shoulders with a proven capacity to reason – a leader willing to carry the responsibility of making rational choices.
We need leaders with a good heart, people who live charity and conscience – a leader who knows injustice when seen, and the spirit to fight for redress.
And we need leaders with experienced hands – callouses come from doing the hard work of making change, not from merely showing up for photo-ops.
Chris and Micki have the right stuff for moving Salem forward.
Major Paul L. Evans USAF (Ret.)